Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I've written about the Bird Spa before. It attracts birds to my studio window that I really wouldn't see otherwise.
This lovely scarlet tanager visits most every day. He likes it when I scrub the Spa with Comet, clean the pump, and change the water. Then he comes more often, two or three times a day.
When he's had a drink and maybe a bath, he can't help but sing about it. Once he fetched up only a few feet from the window and I was ready with my camera.
His song sounds like a robin with a very bad sore throat--burry and harsh, not very melodic. That's OK. You don't need to be melodic when you flouresce. He could say BAP BAP BAP for all I care.
In this photo, you can see the retained feathers from winter plumage--greenish olive--in his lower wing.
You beautiful thing. Keep visiting, and I will keep scrubbing, because you deserve the best.